This guide provides information on locating
military unit histories and individual service
records of discharged, retired, and deceased
military personnel. It also provides information
on locating and replacing military awards and medals. Included is contact information for
military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.
You have the right to appeal any benefits decision made by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The VA appeals process is set in law and is different from other judicial appeals processes.
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Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices
VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.
There are additional benefits that you may be
eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for
a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.
These are known as derivatives.
The White House Veterans
Complaint Line is open
What's your VA up to today?
for download through the NVLSP website,
when you travel in search of a job.
1-877-881-7618 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Many state and local organizations help
veterans and their families.
Here are some resources for mental
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Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection
Temporary Total Disability Rating
38 U.S.C. 1151
Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing
Special Home Adaptation
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child
Change of Address
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be
eligible for a broad range of
programs and services
provided by the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
A general list of other Federal agencies that
offer benefit programs and resources for
Service members, Veterans, and their families.
Veterans Legal Help Navigator
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans.
Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads
When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing
The shipping delay is the latest in a series of errors since the cards' original rollout in
late November. The online application appeared to face major technical problems
immediately after opening, and the VA in early December suspended new applications, instead
posting a message asking veterans to submit an email address to receive updates. Applications
opened again in late January. The card program was ordered by Congress in 2015.
(Your VA has been trying to get an ID card to you since 2015. Yes, really. If
your VA can't get you an ID card in under 3 years, what hope is there for your claim?)
Fox News personality Pete Hegseth, a conservative voice on veterans’ policy, has emerged as
a leading candidate to replace embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has
fallen from favor with the Trump administration, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting
him to participate in the RAMP program. I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of an attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter.
/s/ Julie Glover
President Donald Trump has grown irritated with his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, and is now making plans to remove him from his post, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN.Trump has eyed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as a possible replacement, a person familiar with the matter said.
Firing VA Secretary David Shulkin Is a Bad Idea
He’s accomplishing a lot of good for America’s veterans—and for Trump.
NOBODY is coming after your TDIU benefits.
Learn the facts about Unemployability here.
The paranoia-soaked V.A. chief has the White House on edge as a corruption
scandal and an inter-office cold war threaten to engulf the agency.
Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans
and a member of the
The man who killed three hostages at a Northern California veterans' home suffered
from bipolar disorder, various physical ailments and anger issues, sources said.
‘We need to know who’s calling the shots’
Shulkin has made some rookie mistakes in the political arena.
General Information on IU Claims Evaluating Evidence to Establish Entitlement to IU
Special Considerations in IU Claims
Rating Decision Addressing a Veteran’s Failure to Complete a Field Examination
Poverty Threshold Information
Dr. Brett Valette explains the connection
a Major Impact on Veterans Healthcare
In an exclusive interview with Healthline, VA Secretary David Shulkin talks about
what he’s trying to do for veterans’ health services and the obstacles he’s facing.
In an exclusive interview with Healthline this week, Shulkin candidly discussed
the controversies, problems, and successes of his year-long tenure at the department.
"Presumptives are the biggest problem. On a very high level, I have introduced my desire
to redo the benefit system. It currently doesn’t work. It is set up as a gatekeeper
system in which veterans come to VA and receive a yes or no answer.
It is adversarial. That has to change."
Have You Received A RAMP Letter?
Don't get on the RAMP!
For decades, veterans of the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars have lived with adverse health
due to their service-connected disabilities, and their caregivers have shouldered the weight of
managing their care alone. Post-9/11 veterans deserve this benefit. But how can we look aging
caregivers in the eye and tell them their decades of shared sacrifice mean less? And how
many more veterans will die before we are willing to stand up and correct this injustice?
Groups representing thousands of veterans, the elderly and the disabled are criticizing
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recent comments suggesting national parks
should increase entrance fees because too many people get in for free.
He specifically mentioned veterans and disabled people in his comments.
GOP Lawmaker Calls for VA Sec'y Shulkin to Resign
"Secretary Shulkin was appointed to ensure that veterans’ needs were prioritized. Unfortunately,
Secretary Shulkin has not risen to the task," the statement reads. "He has refused to engage with congressional representatives at a level commensurate with the seriousness of the challenges
we face. I have lost faith in his ability to lead this department in the right direction."